Federer routs Fish while Serena's streak ends at 19
Posted Saturday, August 18 2012 at 22:18
- Roger Federer seeking his sixth title of the year
- Serena Williams' 19-match win streak brought to an end by Angelique Kerber
- Novak Djokovic beats Marin Cilic to set up semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro
It was the opposite story for elder Williams sister Venus, who upset defending US Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4.
The 32-year-old American twice had to serve for victory in the final set, nailing it on her second attempt from 5-4 after 2 1/2 hours.
"It's always disappointing to lose when you play a good match like that and you think you've done enough almost to win," Stosur said.
"Still, I had three really good matches here and can get confidence and gain a bit of momentum going into New York."